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Luvica Catherine Cardwell Knight Gibbs
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1848
Carthage
Smith County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1919
Le Roy
McLean County
Illinois, USA

The headstone reads "Luvica". Indications are it was pronounced "Lavisa" or "Luvisa", as those were frequently-used variation. Others included "Lavicia", "Lavica", "Lavicie", "Lavice" and "Luvicia". There is also uncertainty about the spelling of her middle name.

Luvica was married to Henry Knight long enough to bear three children, but in 1871 they went through a bitter, rancorous divorce (Henry would end up marrying at least four more times). She retained custody of the children:

1. Alonzo Leonidas Knight (c1866-1941)
2. Lucy Frances "Fannie" Knight (Peasley) (1867-1929)
3. William Sidney Knight (1869-1953)

Luvica married Robert Gibbs in 1874. He was a railroad worker for the Big Four line and was killed in an accident in 1889. She never remarried. Their children were:

1. Ida Bell Gibbs (Brown) (Bridgwater) (18761937)
2. Robert Lee Gibbs (1877-1953) Findagrave ID 93460681. Sometimes listed as "Lee Gibbs". 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Henry Harlin Knight (1847 - 1922)
  Albert J Gibbs (1849 - 1889)
 
 Children:
  Alonzo Leonidas Knight (1866 - 1941)*
  Lucy Frances Knight Peasley (1867 - 1929)*
  William Sidney Knight (1869 - 1953)*
  Ida Bell Gibbs Bridgwater (1876 - 1937)*
  Robert Lee Gibbs (1877 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
________GIBBS________
___LUVICA | ALBERT___
1848 1919 | 1849 1889

 
Note: Marker is in good shape, but hard to read due to stone color choice.
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Le Roy
McLean County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Nick OBrien
Record added: Jun 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53934493
Luvica Catherine <i>Cardwell Knight</i> Gibbs
Added by: Nick OBrien
 
Luvica Catherine <i>Cardwell Knight</i> Gibbs
Added by: Nick OBrien
 
Luvica Catherine <i>Cardwell Knight</i> Gibbs
Added by: Nick OBrien
 
 
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